Current Exhibits

Expedition: Dinosaur


Ralph W. Hauenstein : A Life of Leadership

Meet Finny.

 Grand Fish, Grand River. New exhibit now open. Find out more here. Grand Fish, Grand River

Featuring two live Lake Sturgeon!

be curious Be Curious

Are you curious about the GRPM’s collections? The Museum has been collecting for almost 160 years and prides itself on being the community’s institution of collective memory.

Now open: Egypt: Be Curious

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_00481928 Spillman Carousel

Take a spin on our vividly painted antique Spillman Carousel which operates in the Cook Carousel Pavilion off the first floor Galleria.

1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ 

The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organs were the most famous musical instrument built by Wurlitzer. This specific Organ resided at the Roaring 20’s Pizza Parlor on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, before it was moved to its current location at the Museum, where visitors can still hear its melodies.

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0024Anishinabek: The People of This Place

Here is the story of the Anishinabek – “the people” – in their own voices, with rare and fascinating objects, photographs and documents handed down through their families.

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0079West Michigan Habitats

A large, meandering exhibit that transports young and old alike through the natural environments of West Michigan.

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0025Newcomers: The People of This Place

More than 45 ethnic groups now call West Michigan their home. Here you can learn about their personal stories, work, play, families, religion, prejudices, cultural traditions and more.

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0022Streets of Old Grand Rapids

Stroll through a 3/4 scale detailed re-creation of Grand Rapids in the 1890’s.

GRPM_ExhibitsPortraits_0007Collecting A-Z

Some are exquisitely beautiful, while some are quite rare, some are precious, historical and even bizarre. Follow the letters throughout our Museum.